Monthly Archives: September 2015

Events Taking Place in Encinitas This Weekend of 25-30th September 2015

Encinitas, the city most famous for having a giant industry for growing poinsettias, with its 59,918 people, is up to a lot this coming weekend. Encinitas has a lot to offer with its prime location in Southern California. Some of the events are:

  • Andres Amador conducts a beach art presentation at the Cardiff State beach on Friday, 25th of September 2015 as a way to encourage the cultural events in the city. The whole event will have participants working on one giant piece of art together on the parking lot floor of Cardiff State beach. Andres will guide everyone and the project will be documented by drone photography and local news.
  • The San Diego Water Authority will conduct a lecture on the current issue of water drought facing the Californian region. The authority will lecture attendees on how to prepare for further and worse conditions. The San Diego Water authority will also teach attendees tips on how to save water. The event will take place at San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave. Room 201, Cardiff
  • An event on the benefits of garden friendly plants; a sale of these plants will also be held. The event will be held between 8m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 26, Encinitas Home Depot, 1001 N. El Camino Real. An event again organized by the San Diego Water Department and the Olivenhain Municipal Water District, it will have field experts who will share information about water friendly plants. The event will have music, food and activities for children and a festive morning for the whole family.
  • The Lima Bean cook off and fair will celebrate its seventh year as the events invites seasoned chefs and amateurs alike to create and serve some outstandingly creative dishes for tasters. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive.The fair will have something for everyone as it offers root beers, petting zoos, auctions, sales, hot dogs and further refreshments, and even some fun activities for kids.
  • Disney’s “Monkey Kingdom” will be playing at the stars in the park movie event. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, Cottonwood Creek Park, 95 N. Vulcan Ave. The event is also absolutely free! Just be sure to grab a cozy blanket and be sure to come earlier to catch a good spot as the event will showcase a documentary presented by Disney. The documentary will be  based on a little baby monkey and it’s mother, as they go through day to day life in South Asia’s dense historical  forests and it’s even denser plethora of ruins. Attendees can even bring their own prepared food to enjoy at the movie with someone they brought along. Even if they want, they can enjoy it all by themselves! Don’t be shy to share some food to as every attendee will be sitting close by. It would be a fairly good chance to make some new friends as well!
  • The San Diego Italian Film Festival will be held between 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. The event will celebrate North County’s finest food and will be a marvelous host, providing refreshments from Tarantino Italian sausages, who as the name suggests, will serve sausages. Yummy Cupcakes will also be served along with top of the line wine provided and served from Witch Creek Winery. To create the atmosphere of celebration, music will be performed live with performances from Justin Froese and Tim McNalley. The movie “Belly Button Broth” will be shown at this event finally, after much anticipation and feStivale’s performer’s line up will also be hinted at the San Diego Italian Film Festival’s North County Fiesta.
  • The JFS Coastal Club will hold an event in the earlier morning time of 10 a.m and will continue on till the mid-afternoon time of 2:30 pm. The event will be held on Tuesday, on the 29th of September, 2015 at the Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. The activities will be absolutely free as the event is mainly for the senior citizens of age that is above 60 years old. The senior citizen can take part in several events, one of which being the ‘silver age’ yoga, that will help with connect the mind and body. Other events will include seminars on must have super healthy foods that you need to have in your kitchens. These foods will also be up for sale as well.

 

Why I love Encinitas, CA

Located just north of San Diego, Encinitas, known to some as ‘City of Flowers’, is a beautiful little coastal city with a rich history. It has become one of the world’s biggest industrial producer of ornamental flowers, with the poinsettia being its trademark production. When you think of a peaceful city to settle down in after retirement, you probably think of a city or place like Encinitas. Here are 5 reasons why you should live in Encinitas.

1.     The Weather

The weather in Encinitas is just the absolute perfect it can be all year, every year. With constant 72 degree weather, you can hit the beach anytime of the year and feel as if though summer has not ended. Experience eternal summer in the not too hot not too cold temperatures of Encinitas. The climate invites you to venture out to the beaches and other spots in the city, and experience the city. Go out and learn the controversy behind the Surfing Madonna, visit the iconic Moonlight Beach all in the perfect weather. The weather is rarely known to climb higher than 72 F or dip below it.

2.     The Beaches

Encinitas is home to one of the world most iconic beaches, namely the Moonlight Beach. Google up a picture of a beautiful sunset and you will probably get a picture of a sunset at moonlight beach. Named for a practice done in the 1900s when people would visit the beach under moonlight for picnics and camp-fire enjoyment, it is still open up to those activities. Other beaches include the world famous Swami beach, famous for hosting a venue for surfing enthusiasts from around the world. Taking a pot in the world top 5 surfing locations, it is no wonder that it attracts so many surfers.

3.     The Surfing

Encinitas is one the world’s top 5 places to hang 10. Attracting thousands of enthusiasts from all over America and the globe, its Swami Beach accommodates competitions, races and so much more. The famous rock band ‘Beach Boys’ (what a fitting name) even mention Swami beach in their song ‘Surfin USA’.  So it can be said that Encinitas is USA’s surfing capital, with surfing events being broadcasted to the world. And that is not all! The surfers at Encinitas, particularly Surf eCo, also take initiative to save rainforests in parts of the world by donating proceeding to charity. And if you do not know how to swim, then you need not worry! The city of Encinitas has you covered! There are multiple teaching centers at the many beaches, to name one, Surf eCo, which will teach all you need to know about surfing!

4.     The Art and Culture

Encinitas s a city rich in culture and nowhere does that becomes clearer than at the many art galleries and institutions. Head on over to Downtown and enjoy the many centers of cultural enrichment such as The Off Track Gallery or visit east of town to visit The LUX Art Institute for new and exciting art. But it doesn’t just stop there; Encinitas is also home to the historic La Paloma Theater, which was established in 1928. Visit the San Diego Botanical Garden, the Heritage Museum and everything that follows it. And Encinitas is  no stranger to street fairs with quite a large number occurring annually like, The April Street Fair, OktoberFest coinciding with the one in Germany, Classic Car Cruise Night, Fall Festival, Deep Pit BBQ, Wellness Week and many others.  You will never find yourself bored in the city and there will always be entertainment at every corner. And to help service the city a great array of service companies.

5.     The Flowers

Encinitas is not known as the city of flowers for nothing. The Self Realization Gardens are an absolutely beautiful sight when in full bloom. Right next to the beach the gardens feature an amazingly architecture structure inspired by Persian influences and gardens to take your breath away. The Poinsettia has become Encinitas and there is no shortage of them in the city. Nurseries are peppered thought, and you will find it difficult not to have a flower or two inside your household. Flower fields, however, take the cake at being the most breathtaking flower fields in Encinitas. Being one of the world’s biggest producers of ornamental flowers, there is no shortage of flower fields you can spend a magical evening at.

So if you ever think of settling down in a coastal city with an amazing history, culture and beauty to behold at every corner then Encinitas is the city you have been looking for!